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Removing the volume poti?

Discussion in 'Bar' started by Flow Of Time, Oct 7, 2014.

  1. Flow Of Time

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    Hey guys,

    I want to get a VGS Soulmaster, but the poti positioning sucks! Can I just remove the volume poti and solder the cables to the tone poti instead?

    Cheers
     
  2. Terminus

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    Yeah quite possible. I would probably put a kill button there just to keep it functional, personally.
     
  3. AD Chaos

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    Asked the same thing once, yes it can be done, and iiuc it may even improve the signal a bit by shortening its path (not necessarily, though).
     
  4. Flow Of Time

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    Perfect! Thanks guys
     
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    LBTM Proud Behringer User

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    yeah it's pretty simple. if you want you can bypass anything and solder the bridge pickup to the output also. and of course there will be no signal improvement as the cables are very short.
     
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    It wasn't supposed to be from cable length but from removing the tone filter. But like I said, not sure if it's even true, mmv I guess.
     
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    someone with free time could actually test passing some sound through a pot and phase reverse check if it get's cancelled out completely. :)
     
  8. BearOnGuitar

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    If I recall correctly there is some difference by removing the tone pot. There are also cool tone pots with a no-load function, which take themselves out of the circuit if they're fully turned up. Regular tone pots can also be modified to behave as no-load pots.

    There's also a cool volume pot from Ned Steinberger called the Jackpot, which completely takes all the electronics out of the circuit when turned up fully, but still being able to place the pickup switch before it. It would be like having the pickups soldered directly to the output but with the option of selecting which pickup combination to use, but also being able to use both volume and tone if wanted. They just wouldn't be affecting the signal in any way when not in use. I'm going to check this one out soon myself.
     
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    that sounds pretty interestings, thanks for the info, i´m going to have look into this further :)
     

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